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Ornery panda cub tries to outsmart zookeeper when it’s time to take his medicine
The entire video was hilarious, but my favorite part has to be the panda cub’s ‘accomplice!’
Rachel Shapiro
08.10.21

Most kids don’t like taking medicine. But it’s a parent’s job to give the medicine they need to stay healthy, even if the child is too young to understand that the bad-tasting liquid is helping them.

Apparently, though, this rule doesn’t just apply to human kids. When a panda cub needed medicine, a zookeeper had a very difficult time. And the result is a hilarious video!

The panda even enlisted an accomplice, and it turned into an all-out wrestling match.

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A camera recorded footage of the man in the pen with the cubs. While he’s supposed to give each of them oral medicine, they want nothing to do with it.

So if you’re a panda and you want to get out of something – what do you do?

You wiggle, you climb, you twist, and you pretty much try everything in the book! One viewer hilariously commented:

“I swear this was my mothers battle every time she busted out the robutossin lol”

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The zookeeper has the oral syringe in his hand and is trying with all his power to get his furry friends to cooperate. Unfortunately for him, he’s outnumbered.

Once he gets the syringe in one of the cub’s mouths, the other climbs the man’s back as if to save its buddy! It even starts playfully nipping at the guy’s head.

Another viewer wrote:

“The other panda was like: ‘man, let me hold this “two-feet mammal” down, you run for it!'”

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You might want to pop some popcorn for this wrestling match – because it’s about to get good.

Just when it appears the panda on the caretaker’s back is “winning” with his climbing and biting tactics, the man pulls an awesome move. He uses one hand and completely flips the cub and traps it on his lap.

Something tells me this isn’t the guy’s first rodeo…

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Giant panda bears are absolutely adorable on their own. But when they’re acting like toddlers it’s quite frankly cuteness overload.

The pandas seem to be doing anything they can to avoid taking the medicine. Each of the cubs is squirmy and all over the place – treating the guy like he’s their own personal jungle gym.

Really, where’s Mary Poppins’ “spoonful of sugar” when you need it?

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As we know though, parents usually win. It doesn’t matter how defiant a child is being – a parent will end up being the victor and take home the crown.

After a tiring struggle, the zookeeper finally gets a decent dose of medicine into one of the pandas. Then as the youngster is recovering from the yucky taste, he manages to overpower the other half of the “naughty” duo too.

The guy walked away that day with a story about how he “wrestled” two panda bears (well, sort of). Many YouTube users actually commented about how they’d love to have his job!

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People on the internet can’t get enough of adorable animal videos. So it’s really no surprise that the clip below went viral and has been viewed over 15 million times!

A viewer admitted:

“I need this on a 10 hour loop”

This hilarious video is sure to brighten up your day. It’s clear both the zookeeper and the pandas are having a good time wrestling, and we’re glad the panda got the medicine he needed!

Check out the adorable wrestling match below.

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By Rachel Shapiro
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Rachel Shapiro is a contributing writing at Shareably. She is based in New York and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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